Tuesday, June 8, 2010

the great shoe caper!

Goal = use my Salvation Army-bought size 12 Doc Martens to make a shoe print on my homelessness piece.

Method to madness = paint sole with ink and coat with olive oil...


Trial run = put test cloth on plastic-covered cushioned surface, step into shoe and have at it!


Final take = eeeeeeeeee, take a big breath and step on that fabric!!!

Now I will clean up the Doc Martens and donate them back to the Salvation Army!

3 comments:

Lynn Weathers said...

So scary to make such a permanent mark on a piece! Very brave of you and it looks like it turned out great.

What was the purpose of the olive oil though?

Pamela Price Klebaum said...

Thanks, Lynn. I had tried it out before with just ink, and the print was not good at all. I thought that the olive oil might help make it stick. It's dry now and it looks like a real shoe print! Who'd uh thunk it???

Glorianne said...

You are amazing! I love how your mind works...

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